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After 34 years – First nuclear reactor approved to be built in the U.S.

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Southern Company takes the job! Units 3 and 4 were approved from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and two brand new nuclear reactors have been planned for 2017 completion. Those reactors are going to be built next to 2 others that already exist from the 70′s at Georgia’s Plant Vogtle.

The approval has been dubbed “the strongest signal yet” that the thirty-year hiatus on nuclear plant construction may finally be coming to an end. Could this be the beginning of a renaissance in nuclear energy production?

Constructor ‘spectrum

Southern Co. will build the reactors at its Vogtle site in Georgia, where two older reactors already operate. Scott Peterson, vice president of the industry’s Nuclear Energy Institute, says it’s not a “nuclear renaissance,” but instead a “first wave” for new reactors.

“It’s obviously a critical event for the industry in terms of moving forward with the next generation of reactor technology,” he says.

Design

The new reactors would be the first of a standardized design: instead of each one being unique, they’ll all be nearly identical.

The new reactor designs are the first to incorporate passive safety features (i.e. features that require little-to-no human intervention, and do not depend on electricity to operate). Many of these features have been implemented in direct response to “lessons learned” from Fukushima, like water that is automatically released to cool the reactor core in the event of a meltdown.

Southern Company’s Presentation on Plant Vogtle 2017

Southern Company currently is exploring various opportunities to build new nuclear-powered electric generating plants to serve our customers’ energy needs for the future. Southern Company’s actions are part of our long-range generation-planning process that seeks to identify the most cost-effective, reliable and environmentally responsible fuel sources to meet growing electricity demand in the areas we serve. Nuclear power is a proven technology that is a viable generating source

Increased demand for energy is driving the need for new baseload capacity. The population of the southeastern United States continues to expand rapidly, and according to the U.S. Department of Energy, 40 percent of the U.S. population will live in the Southeast by 2030. The state of Georgia alone is expected to grow by 4 million people by 2030. During the next 15 years, electrical demand on the Georgia Power system is projected to grow 30 percent. As energy needs grow in the Southeast, Southern Company intends to be on the forefront of exploring nuclear energy as an option for meeting rising electricity demand. The process to build two new reactors at Plant Vogtle is well underway,
with plans to begin commercial operation of Unit 3 in 2016 and Unit 4 in 2017.Nuclear power is a safe, reliable, cost-effective power source that has a low impact on the environment. It is a prudent business decision to use nuclear energy as a means to meet our customers’ needs generating source.

          NO IDEA ON THE NATURAL GAS VS NUCLEAR ENERGY FIGHTS..

    hope someone at the end is Satisfied as much as a Satisfied Frog

Further Knowledge\Sources:

Plant Vogtle, Southern Nuclear(+)

npr News(+)

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Sustainability // Lord Tesla

it has been ages since Nicolas Tesla showed to the world some pretty hardcore shit with his experimentations on electricity production through his Tesla coils…


*Tesla old school playa*

Well,

in 2012 the game will be stepping up to

the next level…

—-definetely keep an eye on :

LOD-respek-

they have been up and running in the field of tesla coils and electricity for about 20 years now. amongst numerous projects some that we find remarkable

-a 1/12 scale prototype perfectly working, producing incredible amounts of energy

-Wireless power (OH YEAH BBITCHEZZ)

-a 110,000 volt Plasma gun *no mercy*

and much more cool shit…

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Sunday Bluff// Model Deconstruction

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just raising our equity by range merging the off-hand stats from our leader position with this post about destroying models…smashing things is super awesome.!!

the DeathFromAbove

the JustPlayin’Stoopid

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Dezeen // This is getting F*CKING Annoying ! !

Once a world reputated architecture guru had told us: “Guys, do you know Dezeen?(.)You should set it as your home page.!

THIS IS GETTING FUCKIN ANNOYING! Dezeen and architecture have nothing to do one with the other!..unless the latter is celebrating an ultra-mince dimension. Haha…i forgot..too complicated for you stoopid weaklings.! So, if its bigger than my niece’s barbie doll house, or Rem’s (my pet hamster) cage, it will never hit Dezeen Home page.(+)<=== This small cross represents a direct gateway to Dezeens cyborgian portal*

THIS IS GETTING FUCKIN ANNOYING! We found the courage to scroll through 6 whole pages of Dezeen’s minimalistic mafia crap, and 92% of the so-called architecture posts could not even accommodate little Rem’s wheel. I’ve never seen so many “small” projects in one site.! The rest 8% include OMA’s, Zaha’s, BIG’s projects, who are propably sponsoring the site.so they get more square meters published.!

THIS IS GETTING FUCKIN ANNOYING! It’s not that we have a problem with you, but when architecture students get into your site to find stimulation, i get fucking sad…


Extract from this project’s description: “Concept: In a highly built-up area, closed in on all sides, this house offers both privacy and light.”

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WoW…Such an inspiring and edgy journalism work you are doing guys.!

Let’s check together the scales being handled by Dezeen.

But because you fell in our trap and can not realize the real scale surfing taking place!

Lets make things a bit more easy for you.







all of these humongous projects have all been published in the last ten days.

NOTE1 As FG we believe Dezeen should quit tagging its post under “architecture”

NOTE2 if you want to find some inspiring tags for your posts, dear dezeen staff, you are allowed to use some of our own custom made tags from the tag-cloud(“bitch please” and “threesome” seem to be quite the hit.!)

Pig City//by MRDV

I suppose most of you are familiar with the work of MRDV; refreshing our memory with some of their great projects is always a good way to appreciate or feel sad about up-to date proposals for similar problems. *dont miss the video at the end of the post!

“In 2000, pork was the most consumed form of meat at 80 billion kg per year. Recent animal diseases such as Swine Fever and Foot and Mouth disease are raising serious questions about pork production and consumption. It is evident that the current pork industry cannot proceed in the same way without causing many casualties.

Two opposing reactions can be imagined. Either we change our consumption pattern and become instant vegetarians or we change the production methods and demand biological farming. 
Let us assume that we remain pork-eaters. Do we then have enough space for biological pig farming?

With a production of 16,5 million tons of pork, The Netherlands is the chief exporter of pork within the European Union.  In 1999, 15.2 million pigs and 15.5 million humans officially inhabited The Netherlands. One pig needs an area of 664 m2, including current food processing: composed of 50% intensive grain production and 50% industrial by-products.

In the case of organic farming, pigs would be fed with 100% grain, leading to a required 130% more field surface due to the reduced grain production. This would cause a demand of 1726 m2 per pig, including the organic food processing. This would mean that there would be only 774 m2 per person left for other activities. In other words, 75 % of the Netherlands would be dedicated to pigs.
Can we combine organic farming with a further concentration of the production-activities so that there will be enough space for other activities? Is it possible to compact all the pig production within concentrated farms, therefore avoiding unnecessary transportation and distribution, and thereby reducing the spread of diseases? Can we through concentrated farming, create the economical critical mass to allow for a communal slaughterhouse, a self-sufficient fertiliser recycler and a central food core, so as to solve the various problems found in the pig-industry?”